Who at any time serves as a soldier at his own expense?
Apostle Paul (1 Cor. 9:7)
Over the years we have often had people come to us wanting us to fight some spiritual battle for them. At times we have felt it was the right thing to do. Other times it was clear that they simply did not want to get their hands or reputation tainted, therefore we would simply walk away. There are times when we need to stand in the gap for those not equipped to do the job but it is quit frustrating when someone wants you to do all the hard lifting at your own expense while everyone else stands on the sidelines or in secret cheering you on. At times we have received financial support totally without solicitation from those who understand the hardship or stress we have put ourselves in for the common good of man and the gospel. Those behind the scene are much appreciated. With or without the support of man or church organizations evangelists often dive into situations simply because they know God is telling them to do it. They may react simply because they read it in the scripture or they may get some divine direction. Once they have become used to following God's directing it often becomes part of their nature and a gift that becomes polished, and no person on earth is going to change their mind. Thank God for all of his power, revelation and giftings that make it possible to do our job.
No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life,
so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
Apostle Paul (2 Tim. 2:4)